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Fracture (2007)

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An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.


Gregory Hoblit


Daniel Pyne (screenplay), Glenn Gers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Ted Crawford
Ryan Gosling ... Willy Beachum
David Strathairn ... DA Joe Lobruto
Rosamund Pike ... Nikki Gardner
Embeth Davidtz ... Jennifer Crawford
Billy Burke ... Lt. Rob Nunally
Cliff Curtis ... Detective Flores
Fiona Shaw ... Judge Robinson
Bob Gunton ... Judge Gardner
Josh Stamberg ... Norman Foster
Xander Berkeley ... Judge Moran
Zoe Kazan ... Mona
Judith Scott ... Resident
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Ciro (as Carlos Cervantes)
Petrea Burchard ... Dr. Marion Kang


Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife Jennifer and entraps her lover, Lieutenant Robert "Rob" Nunally. He signs a confession. At the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who's soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it's an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum's weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy's a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all of the objects moving in ways he predicts. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you look close enough, you'll find everyone has a weak spot. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The t-shirt that Willy wears through most of the last third of the movie is from Camp Kishauwau Boy Scout Camp near Tonica, Illinois. It closed in the early 1980s and was near Starved Rock, which is the graphic on the shirt. See more »


When facing the window and asking the difference between Italian and English, Willy is holding his cell phone in his right hand. In the next cut, the phone instantly moves to his left hand. See more »


[first lines]
Crawford's Secretary: The NTSB guys are here about that bulkhead problem.
Ted Crawford: OK, thanks.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits, rather than merely superimposed on the background, cast shadows and have reflections as if they exist in the scene. See more »


Ombra Fedel Anch'io
Composed by Riccardo Broschi
Performed by Vivica Genaux (as Vivica Geneaux)
Pianist Paul Floyd
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User Reviews

Highly enjoyable
21 April 2007 | by kevin-477See all my reviews

I'd read a few reviews which mentioned that the film seemed overlong, laboured, poorly acted, full of clichés, etc. But I went to see it anyway - and was quite pleasantly surprised. The plot, whilst not exactly original, was strong enough to hold the attention all the way through. And I enjoyed having a situation where the 'good guy' was an unsympathetic character. In all, I thought the performances - particularly those of Hopkins and Gosling - were excellent... Hopkins especially. I have to admit that, with a few exceptions (The World's Fastest Indian and Proof amongst them) I've never rated him very highly as an actor. I must be one of the few people who thought he was miscast in The Silence of the Lambs: I thought he hammed it up so much that it detracted from the sense of menace he was supposed to convey. Not so in this film. Here, that sense is very genuine and palpable. Excellently done. My only criticism, I suppose, is that I twigged the ending about half-way through, which rather spoilt it. Which isn't to say that it's necessarily obvious. There was one scene, though, which I think gave the game away. Maybe they should have cut it. Despite that, though, it was still well worth the money for me. A very entertaining film.

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Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,180,000, 22 April 2007

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2.35 : 1
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